Head-To-Head Survey: Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) & Borealis Foods (NASDAQ:BRLS)

Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLOGet Free Report) and Borealis Foods (NASDAQ:BRLSGet Free Report) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Flowers Foods and Borealis Foods’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Flowers Foods $5.09 billion 0.97 $123.42 million $0.59 39.71
Borealis Foods N/A N/A -$2.94 million N/A N/A

Flowers Foods has higher revenue and earnings than Borealis Foods.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.5% of Flowers Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.7% of Borealis Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 11.4% of Flowers Foods shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.2% of Borealis Foods shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Flowers Foods and Borealis Foods’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flowers Foods 2.45% 18.35% 7.41%
Borealis Foods N/A N/A -15.15%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Flowers Foods and Borealis Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flowers Foods 0 4 0 0 2.00
Borealis Foods 0 0 0 0 N/A

Flowers Foods presently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.43%. Given Flowers Foods’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Flowers Foods is more favorable than Borealis Foods.

Volatility and Risk

Flowers Foods has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Borealis Foods has a beta of 0.02, suggesting that its share price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Flowers Foods beats Borealis Foods on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Flowers Foods

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Flowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets packaged bakery food products in the United States. Its principal products include fresh breads, buns, rolls, snack items, bagels, English muffins, and tortillas, as well as frozen breads and rolls under the Nature's Own, Dave's Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, Mrs. Freshley's, and Tastykake brand names. The company distributes its products through a direct-store-delivery distribution and a warehouse delivery system, as well as operates bakeries. Its customers include national and regional restaurants, institutions and foodservice distributors, and retail in-store bakeries; wholesale distributors; mass merchandisers, supermarkets, vending outlets, and convenience stores; quick-serve chains, food wholesalers, institutions, dollar stores, and vending companies; and public health care, military commissaries, and prisons, and other governmental institutions. The company was formerly known as Flowers Industries and changed its name to Flowers Foods, Inc. in 2001. Flowers Foods, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia.

About Borealis Foods

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Borealis Foods Inc. engages in the distribution of plant-based protein food products. Its products include Chef Woo, a high-protein instant ramen with 20 grams of plant-based complete protein; and Ramen Express, a vegetarian ramen noodles. The company is based in Oakville, Canada.

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